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Wireless (Apple) Wireless Networking Hardware

iPhone Free WiFi Is Back 77

Posted by samzenpus
from the everyone-loves-free-stuff dept.
scorp1us writes "iPhone users used to be able to get free Wifi from AT&T hot spots, including Starbucks locations. The service was pulled because of the browser-agent hack. Now the service is being re-launched, this time with a link sent via SMS to the iPhone for the hotspot, valid for 24 hours."
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iPhone Free WiFi Is Back

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  • No Fair (Score:1, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday October 29, 2008 @07:09PM (#25563273)

    What about iPod touch?

  • Re:And... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by SydShamino (547793) on Wednesday October 29, 2008 @07:21PM (#25563429)

    Indeed. We took my iPod Touch (and my wife's iPhone) with us to Austria and Germany for a vacation earlier this month, and were quite dismayed to find very few hotspots at all, and none free anywhere we went, from little town to major city like Vienna or Munich. Only the last three of our hotels (of seven) offered wifi for guests - and that was all we had.

    (Perhaps there were hotspots in other places in the towns, away from the city centers and other public places that we visited. But without reliable web access we couldn't find them.)

  • Yeah... (Score:4, Interesting)

    by Facegarden (967477) on Wednesday October 29, 2008 @07:30PM (#25563521)

    I found out because AT&T texted me to let me know that my iphone could now get free WiFi... But they aren't supposed to know i even have one... i don't have an iPhone plan, i bought my original iPhone from apple, then took it home and unlocked/activated it without ever agreeing to a new contract. Looks like they're recognizing my IMEI... I really wish i could change that, but none of the programs seem to work with the new firmwares! :-/
    The worst part is, since they know i have an iPhone, they block MMS even with a hacked phone running an MMS program, but even though they know i have an iPhone, i don't get visual voicemail!
    -Taylor

  • Tmobile and the G1 (Score:3, Interesting)

    by gearloos (816828) on Wednesday October 29, 2008 @09:29PM (#25564523)
    Noboy has equated this to the latest. Tmobile is now offering free wifi for G1 users (at least)nationwide. I know... here it comes.. all the trash about Tmobile has only 22 3G markets etc... Well, I have a G1, I live in 1 of those markets and here, it is awesome. Some kind of coincidence.
  • by maggard (5579) <michael@michaelmaggard.com> on Wednesday October 29, 2008 @10:17PM (#25564855) Homepage Journal

    Same for G1 users.

    T-Mobile offers free unlimited access to all of their T-Mobile hotspots (which includes the new AT&T rebranded ones for another 5 years) to their G1 data plan subscribers. T-Mo even has a free GPS-enabled Hotspot Finder [t-mobile.com] for the G1 that handles the login details for you.

  • SMS Charges? (Score:2, Interesting)

    by Golddess (1361003) on Thursday October 30, 2008 @09:30AM (#25569091)

    a link sent via SMS to the iPhone

    Anyone know if AT&T will charge you to receive that message?

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